Man crossing dual carriageway is struck by van

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A PEDESTRIAN was seriously injured after he was struck by a van as he walked along a South Yorkshire road.

The 52-year-old, who has not been named but was from Brinsworth, Rotherham, was hit on the A630 Centenary Way in Rotherham at around 5pm on Thursday April 21.

Police said the van involved in the collision - a white Citroen Dispatch -was travelling towards Rotherham at the time of the incident.

The van was being driven by a 37-year-old Rawmarsh man, who escaped the collision unharmed.

Officers investigating the incident are following up reports that the pedestrian walked into the road from the driver’s offside.

He is said to have stopped briefly in the central reservation area of the dual carriageway before stepping out into the path of the van.

The pedestrian suffered serious head and leg injuries and was initially taken to the nearby Rotherham District General Hospital for treatment.

The injured man was later transferred to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield, where he underwent surgery to his leg.

Medics have described his condition as stable.

He has been detained in hospital while his condition is monitored.

Officers investigating the collision want to hear from witnesses or anyone who saw the van or the pedestrian beforehand.

The road was closed off after the accident while the pedestrian was treated at the scene and police carried out enquiries to try to establish what happened.

n Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020 and quote incident number April 21.